Prophecy is likely the best apologetic that evidences the supernatural origin of the Bible. In the verse above, the apostle Peter - who was an actual eyewitness of Christ - points to prophecy as an even surer proof of the reliability of God's Word and His promises.
Being familiar with prophecy is so important for the believer. Not only does it help to establish your perception of - and faith in - the supernatural reality of God and Scripture, but it also gives you a frame of reference for understanding the timeline and plan of God.
One of the sad realities of our time is the widespread confusion and Biblical illiteracy regarding prophecy - especially end-times prophecy. There exist a multitude of viewpoints regarding a multitude of aspects of eschatology (the study of the end-times).
This confusion is not new. It stems from an unscriptural hermeneutic (theory of Scripture interpretation). It has been said that your hermeneutics will usually determine your eschatology. In other words, if you tend to take the words of the Bible very lightly/loosely/figuratively, then you will likely end up allegorizing and spiritualizing the eschatological portions of Scripture (a view called Amillennialism, which rejects the physical Millennial Reign of Christ on Earth). But if you tend to take Scripture very seriously/literally, you will likely end up believing in a future physical reign of Christ on Earth where He rules from David's Throne for a thousand years (a view called Premillennialism).
As believers, we are fortunate that God gives us prophetic glimpses into His future plans. An incorrect hermeneutical approach to Scripture interpretation (espoused by many mainstream denominations today) gets you off on the wrong track from the start.
But beyond that, another key is to understand the Old Testament. Many believers come to incorrect conclusions regarding New Testament material because they don't understand how it connects to concepts already spoken of in the Old Testament. For instance, a common mistake is to apply concepts that concern Israel to the church (not recognizing that the two are distinct entities in God's plan). Further, it is common to become so extreme in your attempt to "rightly divide the Word" that you misinterpret Old Testament references that appear to apply to Israel, but that the New Testament authors apply or also apply to the church.
There are a number of foundational Scriptural keys to utilize and understand before plunging into the prophetic. If one does not understand these keys first, confusion will surely follow. These keys act as lanes, or frameworks that help to align certain concepts, allowing clear interpretation to be possible.
We hope you enjoy utilizing the resources we provide below. Of course, like with all other resource sections, we cannot and do not endorse everything promoted by any specific resource. But we do consider the below to be generally helpful for understanding certain aspects of this topic of the prophetic and end-times scenarios.
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Prophecy Watchers - the prophecy-centered ministry of Gary Stearman and Bob Ulrich - offers a TV program, prophecy bookstore, magazine, and videos. The YouTube channel offers a number of educational videos on end-times prophetic themes. Prophecy Watchers also hosts an annual prophecy conference highlighted by numerous high-profile, sought after presenters.
Bill Salus burst on the prophetic scene a number of years ago with a focus on a handful of the Bible’s ancient, Old Testament prophecies. From his interpretation of the upcoming Psalm 83 War, to the Iranian prophecies of Jeremiah 49, and then the “Doom of Damascus” prophecies in Isaiah 17, Bill has developed quite a following. He has a heart for the Gospel and the lost. Videos can be found at his YouTube channel or by searching his name. He is a regular guest on the Prophecy Watchers show linked above.
The Pre-Trib Research Center (PTRC) is committed to the study, proclamation, teaching, and defense of the pre-tribulation rapture (pre-70th week of Daniel) and related end-time prophecy. PTRC - directed by Dr. Thomas Ice - desires to impact pastors and individual Christians concerning the central role and importance of Bible prophecy, especially the any-moment possibility of the rapture, and how it should play in the life of the church. The Pre-Trib.org website is designed to enable you to browse the archive that includes hundreds of free research articles written by scholars on these topics. The articles can be viewed (and searched) online or downloaded in PDF version for convenient offline reading or printing.
During numerous appearances on television, radio and in seminars, John McTernan has publicly defended Israel in light of Biblical prophecy. His best selling book "As America Has Done To Israel," catalogs how dozens of disasters, including devastating earthquakes, raging fires, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and tornadoes, have hit America – and always within twenty four hours of putting pressure on Israel. These disasters have cost hundreds of lives, causing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of damage - showing that the key to the past and future of America is inextricably tied to what America has done to Israel (as promised in the Abrahamic Covenant - " I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse...").
Pastor Nathaniel Haney launched prophetictimes.org in order to providing teachings, preaching, articles, along with Q&As and other materials, to God’s people, so they may be able to defend their faith in matters of eschatology.
John Walvoord, the late head of Dallas Theological Seminary, was one of the most respected Bible prophecy scholars of the 20th century. He was a prolific author, teacher, professor, and lecturer. He wrote many books on the end-times and prophecy, and was a noted scholar and theologian, having influenced many evangelicals. He is considered to have been perhaps the world's foremost interpreter of Biblical prophecy. He was still studying before passing at 92 years of age. The site offers free access to a number of articles and study series', as well as a store where you can purchase his books.
Rapture Ready is a end-times prophecy centered website featuring articles, FAQ's, timelines, news, prophecy forums, and more.
Andy Woods is the senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church and a well-known Bible prophecy teacher. He is also the president of Chafer Theological Seminary. In addition, Andy has contributed to many theological journals and Christian books and has spoken on a variety of topics at Christian conferences. Many of his articles and conference seminars are also available at
SpiritandTruth.org is a website that provides free study resources for believers in the form of teaching material and media. The site contains resources on topics such as end-times Bible prophecy, but many other topics as well.